So I’m trying something new here, a regular weekly “column”, published every Friday! I hope this can be a pick’n’mix of vintage style, beauty, home decor and current happenings, as well as featuring some stylish and inspirational people! You can think of it as Lorelei’s take on the world – the condensed version, one week at a time…
What’s been happening in my bubble …
Who needs The Block, when you can have Laundry Week at home? I have been working hard to complete the last part in our big kitchen renovation! Still many details to finish, but oh how lovely it is to do this mundane task somewhere colourful and pretty (and non stinky!) and to have a place to put all of those household bits and bobs! Bliss!
I got together with my good friend and NZ pinup, blogger and baker Miss Charlotte Cake to share an afternoon baking my mother’s famous American style twice baked cheesecake! Lot’s of laughs, and even if it still wasn’t up to Mama’s standard, still the best ever cheesecake in my book!
After being lucky enough to attend Cherry Dollface’s hair and makeup workshop while she was in NZ (write up of all the details plus tips and tricks here!), I decided I needed a good teasing spray to get maximum hair oomph from my fine locks!
This Redken teasing spray really made a big difference in both height and stay-
ability (that’s a word, right?). My new fave hair product!
I’m sure all fellow Erstwilder fans let out squeals of delight when they announced their new website this week!
Check out ALL the quirky animal, vintage and rockabilly inspired resin jewellery goodness, with over 300 different designs available here!
These are a few of my favourites!
Instagram account of the week
I met this lovely lady at the recent Pinup Honey’s social event at the Langham hotel looking very glamorous, and it turns out she looks that fab every day!
I love her colourful outfits and attention to detail and accessories. And, a woman after my own heart, she mixes and matches genuine vintage with reproduction, thrifted finds, swapped items and modern pieces!
A Flash of Fashion & Style
I am drooling over the Lena Picnic dress from Trashy Diva! I love the rockabilly/western style and the detailing… and even better there is a matching Presley Picnic dress for the little girl in your life… to die for cute! I think the Classic Hardware heart necklace also available on the Trashy Diva site would add the perfect pop of colour too.
Since it’s been a painting week, not so many pretty outfits to share but here are a couple!
Tonight I am looking forward to attending NZ’s 2nd Beard and Moustache Competition at the Kings Arms Tavern! With prizes for the best beard and best moustache, competition is sure to be fierce among the hairy men… And no gender discrimination here, there is also a Whiskerina category for the ladies! All proceeds go the Child Cancer, so a fun night AND easing your social conscience… win, win!
On Sunday, one of my favourite events of the year is on… The Vintage Textile Fair! So much vintage goodness… sometimes it takes me a while just to take it all in. I always find something unique and there are plenty of bargains to be had too!
Thought of the Week
This week I had to remind myself that there will always be stupid people, who will try andget you down… rise above them!
Have a fabulous weekend, Spring is in the air!
Love Lorelei Louise xx